I’m so happy to share this episode of Yoga Stories Project with you! I loved talking to Brian Leaf.
He’s a funny, insightful, and just plain real guy using the tools of yoga to live well and share with others.Leave a comment
Enjoy this guest blog post about one mama’s mindful mornings by Meg Devine! -Hunter
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I have made waking up in the early hours of the morning a habit. I have come to crave quiet, uninterrupted time, recharged by a night of sleep and stimulated by the daily ritual of percolating hot dark coffee filling a thick clay mug.
I welcome the day with slow and quiet anticipation.
I live a very busy life, rich and full, rarely quiet. I am the mother of four children, the oldest eight, and the youngest now two. Both my husband and I work outside of our home. I have a career in education presently with a role as a kindergarten teacher in the community in which I live. My husband and I also both work at home, managing a small homestead, crafting a life with our children close to the earth and connected as a family.Leave a comment
When I got my first iphone a few years ago, I was wary. I knew that people got sucked in…
Then I got sucked in. Read the Times on an early morning car trip? Yes! Check email at the playground? Yes! Words with friends while on the toilet? Yes!
Pretty soon I could feel the difference. My mind felt fuzzy. I was in my own head a lot. I wasn’t paying attention to my life as much. I was distracted.Leave a comment
Do you feel like you don’t have enough time? When someone asks how you are, is your answer, “busy?”
Too many of us are feeling overwhelmed. Especially mamas.
When my husband and I decided to start a family, we knew that we wanted our home to be a peaceful place – a refuge. We both remembered all the time we had as kids. We envisioned our child exploring the patch of woods across the street. Just remembering, we could feel that magic spaciousness of childhood.
But now many children don’t have that kind of time & space.Leave a comment
When my oldest daughter was a babe, the stuff came pouring in. There was a steady in-pouring of pink outfits, toys, etc. Bill and I were overwhelmed. We didn’t want all this stuff taking over our small home.
At the same time, I read a wonderful piece of advice – that babies only need three things: diapers, a carseat, and mama.
Aaah – I love the refreshing simplicity of that. It’s true too. Baby will actually be happier wrapped in daddy’s old t-shirt (soft and smells like daddy) and held close to mama’s breast than in a fancy outfit in a stroller.
In the end, we had more than diapers and a carseat, but we had a taste of freedom from the tyranny of stuff. The seed of simplification was sown.
The problem with too much
The care, maintenance, and debt from too much stuff is pulling many of us under. It adds a lot of stress to our lives. We are busy. Coming home to chaotic clutter and the accompanying chores, only adds to our sense of overwhelm.Leave a comment